by Donna Jack
Lamar Alexander was the U.S. Secretary of Education under President H. W. Bush. He believed that a child should be in school from 3 months old until 18, 12 hours a day, year round. He saw no place for children in the lives of their families.
Some of Lamar’s quotes from the 1989 Governors’ Conference speech on Youtube:
“…these schools will serve children from age 3 months old to age 18.”
“…there ought to be a team of teachers attached to a child from the day that child arrives in the school to stay with that child all the way to the 8th grade”
“You would create just one school and you’d give the responsibility to one person who would form one team. You give them one year or so, and if they succeeded, then all the rest of us would want to be in that school, too! Wouldn’t we?”
“Uploaded on May 3, 2011